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Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks Day N Night hits a home run at Angel Westfield TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic
 

Varsity football loses close game against Cerritos

Sam Bernstein staff writer The varsity football team travelled to Cerritos to face the Cerritos High School Dons for a non-conference game. Friday night’s game ended in heartbreak for the Normans, as they lost 22-16 after holding a two-score lead for most of the second half. The Normans record dropped to 0-4 after the Dons […]

Boys water polo loses by one to Thousand Oaks

Jamie Kim co-editor-in-chief The varsity boys water polo team hosted Thousand Oaks High School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3:00 p.m. The Normans lost to the Lancers by a slim margin of 16-17. Senior co-captain Jonathan Artal thought that despite the loss, the team showed much improvement in technique and stamina. “Although we lost today, all […]

Day N Night hits a home run at Angel’s Stadium

Priscilla Hopper media manager AJ Wolken staff writer Day N Night shines in second annual festival After a chaotic first year of poor organization and logistical issues, there was much speculation about the success of this year’s Day N Night music festival held at the Angel’s Stadium in Orange County. The festival, presented by Revolt, […]

Westfield’s Century City mall modernizes, revitalizes after renovations

AJ Wolken staff writer After more than four years of construction, Westfield Century City mall will finish renovations this fall. Westfield spent more than $955 million to increase the mall to over 1.3 million square feet and it was worth every penny. The mall looks to be completely revitalized, with tons of new stores and […]

TAW presents upbeat twist on Shakespeare classic

Brian Harward staff writer With hip-hop currently trending on Broadway, led by the wildly popular “Hamilton,” Theater Arts Workshop’s (TAW) performance of the rap-heavy “Bomb-Itty of Errors” is a timely twist on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Although rap-influenced musicals are extremely popular now, the concept of using hip-hop in musicals is nothing new. “‘Hamilton’ was […]

Science Olympiad unable to qualify for state in regional competition

23 February 2017

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief The Science Olympiad team competed at the Antelope Valley Regional competition this past Saturday, Feb. 18. There were 33 high schools from California competing, and Beverly placed 13th overall. Since only the top five schools advance to state, this competition will be the last of the school year. “We registered for this […]

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Dance Company showcases its Wooden values

22 February 2017

Ben Dahan staff writer The members of Dance Company showcased their choreographed pieces based on the John Wooden Pyramid of Success on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The dancers took to the small Salter Theater stage to present themes ranging from courage, friendship, loyalty and confidence. Each piece was taken from the hearts of the students, who choreographed […]

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Girls varsity basketball wins CIF second round

22 February 2017

Jamie Kim news editor The girls varsity basketball team won its away game on Monday, Feb. 20, against Big Bear High School, allowing the team to advance from the second round of the 2017 CIF Southern Section Girls Basketball Division 4A Playoffs to quarterfinals. The team defeated Big Bear 47-38, and the victory felt sweet […]

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Board reconvenes to discuss budget cuts

21 February 2017

    Ben Dahan news editor On Feb. 17, the Board of Education held its second study session regarding the recommended budget cuts of up to $5 million for the coming school year. This was a follow up from the first meeting, held on Feb. 9. The discussion about budget cuts originates from the district’s current […]

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Student leaders take on responsibilities

21 February 2017

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Lauren Hannani feature editor Rinesa Kabashi staff writer With many clubs and extracurricular activities at school come many determined leaders. As their interests later became their passions, some students took over the responsibilities of big groups with big goals. One of the extracurriculars that requires a dedicated leader is Watchtower. Senior Andrea Di Battista, […]

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Varsity girls basketball take CIF

17 February 2017

Rinesa Kabashi staff writer The girls varsity basketball team defeated Avalon High School 60-46 on Thursday, Feb. 16. Throughout the season, the girls have showed improvement and were able to prove their skills during the game. Captain Megan Saghian has seen more of a connection with the girls then the team has had previously. “When […]

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Senior finds passion through comedy

17 February 2017

Priscilla Hopper staff writer In the second annual talent show on Feb. 2, virtually every performance consisted of singing or playing an instrument, but senior Michael Ben-Iftah had a different idea. Ben-Iftah used the talent show to showcase his stand up comedy. “I was like, ‘I got to try it sometime,’” he said jokingly. Ben-Iftah […]

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Travel ban breakdown: what happened, who’s affected?

16 February 2017

Explanation of  Trump’s travel ban Ben Dahan news editor Natasha Dardashti social media editor On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration and travel from seven Muslim majority countries–Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen– for 90 days in order to give time for stricter federal vetting processes. The ban sparked […]

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Freshman friends claw their way to varsity basketball

16 February 2017

Isaiah Freedman staff writer It is very rare for a freshman to be on the varsity basketball team. In the past five years, only four freshmen have ever made the varsity team. Just this year alone, however, there are two freshman on the team. Freshman Nick Andrews and Albert Fallas may be new to the […]

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Students receive prestigious awards for photos

16 February 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Seventeen students in photography class received awards after submitting their photos to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national recognition program for creative students from all over the country. Junior Emilia Kyriazis was awarded a Silver Key, which is the second best award after the Gold Key. She is very […]

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